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Theory: Hold Officials Accountable By Filing Against Their Surety Bonds.

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    There is a new theory circulating on how local communities can rid themselves of power hungry school board members and other elected officials that would pretend to be little tyrants.  The theory is to lay claim to the Surety Bonds that every elected official is required to have, as Bonds guarantee that the official does the job they were elected to do.

    When an elected official is not upholding their oaths of office and does not uphold the terms of the bond, an aggrieved party can make a claim on the bond to recover losses.

    There is a website up and running,  that explains the step-by-step process to interested parties.  According to the website there are three parties involved in the bond agreement:

    • Bondholder – All elected public officials are required to be bonded and they must sign an oath to uphold the Constitution of their State as well as the Constitution of the United States for America. Companies, contractors, and even unions are also required to have a surety bond.

    • We the People – The community for whom the bondholder is OBLIGATED to serve. 

    • Surety Bond Company – This is the company that guarantees that the bondholder will serve the people.

    The website further explains what happens once a claim is made:

    “If a claim is filed against a bondholder, the Surety Bond Company is responsible for accepting the claim(s), notifying the bondholder, demanding that the bondholder address the claim and starting an investigation if the bondholder does not resolve or rectify the situation. “

    The Performance Bond is reported to be the most common surety bond, which “assures that the bondholder will perform and properly execute all the terms and conditions of an awarded contract or to fulfill his or her duties to the public as specified.”

    The first menu item on the website is a step-by-step process on how to file a claim against a bondholder.

    First, one must obtain the surety bond and the oath of office.  It is noted, that if it is discovered that no oath of office was signed, the official can be removed from office immediately.  There are no less than nine different scenarios for step one, and officials may be confused with their liability insurance policies, but the information can be obtained by contacting the official in question and asking for the information.

    The second step, is to write a letter of intent and serve the official with papers.  The letter of intent, according to the website,  should include the following:

    1. The individual who is being served
    2. The notifying party
    3. A list of state, federal and/or international violations along with descriptions for each
    4. A list of demands in order to resolve the situation
    5. A timeline for demands to be met before a claim will be filed

    Step three is to file a claim against the official’s Surety Bond if they do not correct the problem within the time frame demanded.  Specifically:

    1. Talk with the surety bond company and ask about the rules for filing against a Public Official Surety Bond.
    2. Each Surety Bond Company is different, follow the instructions the Surety Bond Company gives you.
    3. List the revised codes the public office has violated.
    4. List the injuries that your or your family member have received.
    5. Establish an expectation for timelines and deliverables

    If one continues down the menu choices to Success Stories/School Board Takedowns, one will find sample bond request letters for many States.  One will also discover two YouTube videos of success stories–one from Illinois in December of 2021, and one that is the Mother of an autistic boy from January of 2022.

    The reported today that this method was just used in the Scottsdale School District in Arizona just yesterday. reported:

    Leigh Dundas and Miki Klann speak to the Scottsdale Unified School District in Arizona. During the meeting, Miki declares her intention to file a claim against the Governor’s surety bond on behalf of the SUSD board members. Each member of the board will be charged with practicing medicine without a license, child abuse, segregation and inappropriate sexual material in the school libraries.


    Miki served each board member with 10 letters of intent by 10 different parents. Each claim carries a liability of up to 100K – this means each board member carries a total liability of $1 million in the event that the claims are filed. Now the board members have 5 days to rectify the situation or the parents of SUSD will file the claim.

    More from the Scottsdale meeting:



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